V-Sprint Club Rides
V-Sprint training rides are not just about the distance we cover, we like to encourage solid riding techniques with respect to ALL other road users. Most regular road riders will be able to manage any of our training sessions (remember you will comfortably travel 2-3 mph faster in a group that you would do on your own). The rides are social and educational, the more experienced riders will always share their knowledge and offer encouragement. For all our rides we recommend some basic equipment – Spare inner tube; Tyre Levers; Multi tool; Pump; Rain Cape; Water Bottle and for longer rides (over 30 miles), energy bars / gel etc. A cycle computer is a great advantage but not essential.
During the winter months (Nov’ to March) mudguards are mandatory, regardless of conditions, and for evening rides lights will be required.
If you just want to ride socially, train for fitness, or are aim for a specific goal V-Sprint will help you on your way.
Thursday 7.00pm – Meet at Hanbury Turn (B60 4LU).
A 25 mile loop ridden at pace. For the winter riding will be tailored to improve cadence riding and controlling your heart rate, with an emphasis on technique rather than speed.The ride is open to A and B riders who ride together in a single group – Average Speed 18 to 19 mph. B riders should not be concerned with the speed, the courses are flattish and we keep in a group throughout the ride riding at the pace of the slowest rider.
Equipment Required – Lights (1 FRONT, 2 REAR), reflective clothing. Mudguards.
Sunday 9.30am – Sunday Club Ride Meet at Finstall Village Hall (B60 1JT).
Sunday ‘Club’ Ride and ‘Development’ Rides are steady with some fast section but even paced with a great deal of encouragement from fellow riders. There are usually one or two taxing hills and technical sections. Participants are encouraged to ride in a group, taking turns to lead for short sessions and will learn the skills of group riding.There are no scheduled stops but rides finish at the Ewe and Lamb, Stokeheath where coffee and other refreshments are available.
A ride 18 to 19 mph (approx. 43 Miles) / B ride 16-17 mph (approx. 36 Miles)
Ladies Only Rides
Wednesday rides will be 7pm from Avoncroft Museum as last year 60 mins approx. Either Jackie, Fiona or Suzy will lead.
Saturday rides will be at 9.30am from Banners unless the named ride leader plans differently for that ride. Distances will vary as we are aiming to do some longer and more challenging rides in the coming season.
Saturday 9.30am – Speeds’ Bash (Departs from Speeds Cycles, Bromsgrove B61 0DD).
Experienced riders are encouraged to join ‘Speeds’ Bash, It’s a great challenge but ridden at a high tempo. It is a ride for experienced, strong riders only, but if you have strong group riding skills it is the perfect challenge to test yourself.